Personal Defense It is above question that each individual holds the unalienable right to completely own and manage his or her body. No one is more qualified than you to manage your body responsibly and with dignity. The silly assumption that government personnel, who make as many mistakes as everyone else, can successfully manage their bodies AND yours shows the unmatched ignorance of government officials, especially judges and prosecutors. Constitutional Defense The Fourth, Ninth, and Tenth Amendments of the Bill of Rights make it clear that government has no authority to own or manage our bodies. Individual ownership rights extend to decisions for your body, defense of your body, health care choices, privacy, gun possession on your person, body decoration, alternative medicines and supplements, vaccinations, and more. Laws claiming government ownership of your body demonstrate that the greatest threat to human rights is always from one's own government. Jury Defense You, as one individual, cannot do much to effect legislation. But as a juror, YOU can effectively defend each person's absolute ownership of his or her body. One person can "hang" a jury by refusing to convict. If you are called to serve on a jury, do so! In turn, if your individual management of your body is ever described as a crime, because the government claims ownership of your body, wouldn't you want a member of your jury to know that was a fraud? You want jurors who understand that they can hang a jury by simply stating that the prosecutor failed to prove the government case. Or you can state no reason for your verdict, as is your right Defense with Knowledge More information on defending this absolute right to own and manage your body, which gives you the knowledge to defeat the lies of lawyers and judges, is available at www.fija.org. You and your family and friends will want to learn and share this priceless knowledge about jury authority. It is the best peaceful means to protect us all. The History and Effect of Jury Nullification Liberty exists only among reasoning people who are tolerant of human diversity. Tyranny thrives on intolerance. Conscientious jurors defend liberty when they refuse to convict fellow citizens maliciously accused of crimes. Reasoning jurors stopped the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and freed tax protesters after the Whiskey Rebellion of 1 794. Juries refused to convict under the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850, during Prohibition 1920-30, Vietnam War objectors, tax protesters, medical marijuana users, peaceful gun owners, and others. The last peaceful defense of our liberties is the jury. Writers of our Constitution understood that power always corrupts. The people must retain, understand and use all the processes to defend themselves from the greatest threat to liberty: one's own government. Informed grand jurors and trial jurors can protect you from bad government laws. There are countless inferior laws, based on government's assumed ownership of our bodies, that contradict the superior laws of our Constitution and common law. With all the bad laws on the books, it is only a matter of time before you, your family, or friends are accused of some crime. Your last peaceful line of defense is informed jurors who refuse to convict under bad laws based on government's assumed ownership of your body. You hold all rights to completely own and be responsible for your body. Corrupt prosecutors and judges are common. Anyone can easily go through the process to become a lawyer or judge. The US is overrun by them. They are common people, who hold no more intelligence or reasoning ability than any other common person, and often less because of their egos and craving for more power. The duty and design of the citizen juror is to apply reasoning devoid of any craving for power. Lawyers and judges literally cannot understand that concept, even if they read these words, which is why wise people instituted the citizen jury system. Jurors hold the authority to render a verdict against the demands of power-hungry lawyers and judges. Today, your understanding of the authority for juror nullification is critically important due to increasing numbers of fear-based laws. These laws are supported by both political parties, by politically-appointed government judges and prosecutors, and by United Nations leadership. Jurors can nullify bad laws by refusing to convict people being tried under those laws. When jurors refuse to convict, legislators and prosecutors know the law is NOT supported by the community. Acquittals and hung juries are politically embarrassing to legislators, power- craving prosecutors, bureaucrats, and most judges. It cost many lives to establish a jury system designed to protect our individual rights. One informed person on each jury can regain these rights. Defending Body Ownership Creates an Alliance of Traditional Opponents Many favorite rights of conservatives, and other favorite rights of liberals, have been reduced to privileges, granted or denied at whim of government officers, by the same flawed process. That process assumes government ownership of individual bodies, and implies the willful surrender of that right by the individual. As an adult, if you willfully surrendered your right to ingest substances of your choice, or to have a gun on your person, which are actions of the body that damage no other person, by not expressly objecting to gun and drug laws, you do not own your body. The government owns it. That concept in law has voided human rights, replacing them with privileges, because uninformed jurors have not protected the absolute right of all conservatives and liberals to own and manage their own bodies. 1-800-TEL-JURY www.fija.org JURY DEFENSE OF YOUR BODY Juror nullification occurs when a juror refuses to convict a person because of bad or misapplied law. Many bad laws are based on government's falsely-assumed ownership of your body. Refusing to enforce bad laws by nullifying them is the highest duty of a juror. Jurors can defend your ownership and management of your body, and thus all your other rights. Jurors have the authority to judge the law and its application, and to veto bad laws by "not guilty" verdicts. Jurors cannot be punished for their verdicts. If you want to defend an individual's ownership of his or her body, you must first get on the jury. During jury selection, lawyers and judges try to remove informed people from juries. Power-corrupted lawyers and judges depend on seating jurors who will do whatever they are told by government, even in violation of good conscience, reasoning, common sense and constitutional law. When called for jury duty and questioned about your understanding of the law or issues, consider stating that you do not keep track of political issues, and that you can apply the law as instructed by the court. If asked, suggest that you do not remember if you belong to any particular organizations because you get too many junk mail organizational solicitations. Imply an impartial attitude. You may be the only informed person on the jury. The judge's instructions and oaths to the jurors are designed to fool jurors and protect the raw power of judges. Despite their official-sounding nature, these instructions to jurors cannot be legally binding, or there would be no need for the authority of independently-thinking jurors. You hold the absolute right to vote your conscience. If the accused did not identifiably damage an actual person, or for any other reason, you can find him or her not guilty. Regardless of other jurors, you cannot be forced to change your verdict. You can state that the government prosecutor did not prove the government case. Or you can state no reason for your verdict, as is your right. fully informed jury Association Post Office Box 5570 Helena, Montana 59604-5570 1-406- 442-7800 FAX 1-406-442-9332 www*fija + org 1-800-TEL-JURY HE INDIVIDUAL JUROR: r HE LAST PEACEFUL NSE OF YOURpTHHT' AGAINST ernment power. 1 body and mind's rights of: Expressions thoughts 'ossessions Vedicines bcreation WORK Government judges and prosecutors crave raw power beyond the legal limit to their authority. That power can only exist if the person brought before the court is deceived by process into surrendering ownership of his or her body, and responsibility for individual decisions about that body, to government and the courts. Informed jurors, who do not seek any power, can defend the right of individual ownership of the body for everyone, equally. Jurors can refuse to convict if the government's case is based on the concept of government owning an individual's body, or if the government judges or prosecutors pretend to have any right to make or enforce any decisions about an individual's body. WHO OWNS YOUR "The right of the people to be secure in their persons ... against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated ..." The human right that controls all other rights is the absolute ownership and management of one's OWN BODY. WITHOUT COMPLETE OWNERSHIP OF YOUR BODY YOU CANNOT HOLD RIGHTS. Throughout history, kings and dictators claimed ownership of everyone's body as a way to control all people and their actions. The U.S. Constitution reversed that flawed form of government. But now, government again claims the power of kings, seizing ownership of your body. Their actions, rather than their lies, prove that the government holds no compassion or respect for you. To government, your body is merely a working device it owns, to be taxed. THE JURY IS YOUR DEFENSE. BODY?